January 26, 2015 at 5:45 pm

United in Anger Film and Discussion, Jan. 26

The Political Science Film Series presents a screening of the award-winning film United in Anger: A History of Act-Up by Jim Hubbard on Monday, Jan. 26, at 7 p.m. at the Athena Theater.

A discussion with the filmmakers about contemporary radical politics and culture follows the film. Free popcorn and soda are provided.

United in Anger Trailer from United in Anger on Vimeo.

United in Anger: A History of ACT UP is an inspiring documentary about the birth and life of the AIDS activist movement from the perspective of the people in the trenches fighting the epidemic. Utilizing oral histories of members of ACT UP, as well as rare archival footage, the film depicts the efforts of ACT UP as it battles corporate greed, social indifference, and government neglect. The film explores how a small group people of various races and classes came together to develop new forms of protest and organize more than a dozen major demonstrations that transformed how U.S. government and mainstream media dealt with the AIDS crisis.

Upcoming Events

There also will be a reading by Sarah Schulman from her latest book, The Gentrification of the Mind: Witness to a Lost Imagination, on Tuesday, Jan. 27, at 11 a.m. (note new time) at the Women’s Center in Baker Center 403.

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